CISA, NCSC-UK, and Partners Release Advisory on Russian SVR Actors Targeting Cloud Infrastructure

CISA, in partnership with UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and other U.S. and international partners released the joint advisory, SVR Cyber Actors Adapt Tactics for Initial Cloud Access. This advisory provides recent tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) cyber actors—also known as APT29, the Dukes, CozyBear, and NOBELIUM/Midnight Blizzard—to gain initial access into a cloud environment.

The authoring agencies encourage network defenders and organizations review the joint advisory for recommended mitigations. For more information on APT29, see joint CSA Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Exploiting JetBrains TeamCity CVE Globally or visit CISA’s Russia Cyber Threat Overview and Advisories page. For more guidance on cloud security best practices, see CISA’s Secure Cloud Business Applications (SCuBA) Project.

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